REVIEW OF RESEARCH AND LITERATURE ON ROAD SAFETY - STUDIES ABROAD

This paper reviews a representative selection of literature on road safety research outside India. The areas covered are: (1) accident reporting and analysis; (2) speed limits; (3) road user knowledge, behaviour and education; (4) road safety in developing countries; (5) accident costs; (6) drunken driving; and (7) urban road safety in developing and developed countries. More specific topics addressed in the cited literature include: (1) a system for reporting and coding road accidents in developing countries; (2) driver behaviour models; (3) the extent to which drivers obey traffic control and safety devices; (4) analyses of road accident rates and magnitudes in urban areas of selected developing countries; (5) an algorithm to enable traffic engineers and planners to identify factors causing above- average accident representation at specific sites; (6) a methodology to identify accident-prone locations; (7) steps taken to achieve the most effective approach to road safety in London; (8) determinants of compliant behaviour; (9) seat belt effects and use.

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • VENKATARAM, B M
    • RAO, D P
  • Publication Date: 1994-1-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 11-6
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00665261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM